Deputy General Counsel

New York, NY

G/O Media connects with the young, diverse audiences that are shaping our future. Through fearless journalism, provoking comedy, and high-impact storytelling we elevate the stories and issues our readers and viewers are passionate about. G/O Media reaches 115MM unique visitors monthly and includes Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion Inc.


About the Role:

G/O Media is currently looking for a Deputy General Counsel to provide day-to-day business affairs, legal affairs and editorial legal support for all of our properties --  Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jalopnik, Jezebel, The Root, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Splinter, The Onion, Clickhole, The A.V. Club and The Takeout.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise creative, development, and editorial teams on legal issues related to advertising, commerce and editorial
  • Structure, negotiate, draft and close a wide range of agreements --  including technology contracts, vendor agreements, production services agreements, content license agreements, talent agreements, location agreements and appearance releases
    • Advise on access and FOIA issues
    • Conduct prepublication reviews and copyright analysis for both editorial and advertising content
    • Advise on right of publicity questions
  • Working with clients, helping to achieve their business goals and be part of their teams, while operating independently and collaboratively



  • At least 5 years experience in media, advertising, entertainment or related business
  • A member of the New York Bar in good standing
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills
  • Sound business judgment, strong work ethic, ability to make legal and business decisions
  • Substantial experience with commercial issues at a digital media company, network, production company or other media company or comparable experience at a law firm
  • Ability to handle multiple wide-ranging matters efficiently, to meet short deadlines and to learn new areas of expertise as business needs change
  • A passion for journalism or the media business overall


G/O Media is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are very strongly encouraged to apply. Our company-wide mission is to reach very diverse audiences and so, we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

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